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Boy, 11, walks 1,700 miles from Sicily to London to give his gran a hug

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A BOY of 11 has walked 1,700 miles from Sicily to London to give his gran a lockdown hug.

Romeo Cox set off from Palermo on June 20 with dad Phil, 46, on a journey through Italy, Switzerland and France.

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Romeo got bloody feet but never thought about giving up[/caption]

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Romeo arrives in Hackney, East London, after his three-month trek[/caption]

He reached Trafalgar Square on September 21 — 93 days after setting off — and he is now isolating before he can be reunited with gran Rosemary, 77, in Witney, Oxon.

Romeo said: “We got lost a few times. We slept under a wasp nest which wasn’t a good idea, got bloody feet, but we never thought about giving up.”

The pair also fought off feral dogs in Rome and tamed a wild donkey.

The efforts of Romeo, who moved from Hackney, East London, to Palermo last year, have raised £11,000-plus for the charity Refugee Education Across Conflicts Trust.

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Romeo, with mum Giovanna, dad Phil, and gran Rosemary[/caption]

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Romeo Cox, 11, walked from Sicily to London with dad Phil to see his gran [/caption]

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The young Brit walked 1,700 miles through Italy, Switzerland and France[/caption]


Romeo added: “As we got closer I just kept thinking about seeing my Granny, and how excited I was.

“I can’t wait to give her a cuddle, it’s been over a year since I last saw her.

“She was all alone during lockdown.”

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Romeo in Sicily before heading off to see his gran in the UK[/caption]

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The lad tamed a wild donkey during his journey [/caption]

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Brit Romeo even ‘slept under a wasp nest, which wasn’t a good idea’ [/caption]

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The eleven-year-old ‘just kept thinking about seeing Granny’[/caption]

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